While every accident is different, all accidents have something in common
Here at Accident Data Center, we read every day about accidents nationwide. We learn about where and how they happen, about the factors that contribute to them, and about the people who are involved. Despite their differences, all serious accidents have one thing in common - they tear people's lives apart in an instant.
After a serious crash, people need information, support, and good advice
All survivors of a serious crash face a long recovery process as they deal with injuries, medical appointments and treatments, disability and lost income from missed work, damaged vehicles, and other issues. Their lives, and those of their family members, are disrupted. When an accident is fatal, grieving families are left to deal with the aftermath.
One of the most difficult issues is dealing with insurance companies
Soon after any accident, insurance adjusters start calling, asking for statements about the crash, gathering information, and pressuring an injured person to settle the claim. The process can be confusing and stressful. It is common for an adjuster to offer a settlement even before an injured person has fully recovered, often for an amount significantly less than the claim's full worth. The pressure to settle early can be intense, and injured people often don't understand that if they agree to a settlement and cash the check, they can NEVER open the claim again.
It is crucial to get legal advice before signing any settlement documents
For any serious accident involving injuries, or for any fatal crash, people have access to legal advice that will protect their interests, and preserve any potential claim that will aid in financial recovery. Since injury attorneys focus on handling insurance claims, they are experts at managing the entire process. They know how to determine the full value of a claim, they know how to document that in a compelling way, and they know how to communicate and negotiate with an insurance adjuster.
It costs nothing up front to consult with an injury attorney
Since personal injury lawyers typically work on a contingency-fee basis, there is no up-front cost to consulting with them. Therefore, there is no risk or downside to talking to an experienced attorney to get the help needed and maintain the rights of the injured.
Accident Data Center focuses on providing information and resources for people who have been injured, and for the families of those killed, to make decisions and get help. Request a no-cost claim evaluation to learn more about a potential claim and get help from an experienced attorney. Accident Data Center partners with attorneys across the nation who focus solely on working with accident victims and insurance companies to manage injury claims.
There's an allure to motorcycle riding, as all those who love it will tell you. However, it's also one of the more dangerous kinds of vehicles when a collision does occur. Riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle and weigh so much less than a car... or semi-tractor trailer. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(link is external), "the federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2013, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars." For yours and other motorists' safety, learn how to ride your motorcycle safely.
Boaters can't control a lot of things - the weather and other boaters being two of the more potentially unpredictable factors. But there is one thing boaters should try to perfect - safety. Click here for a valuable list of resources and tips on how to be a safer boater.
While helmet usage is not mandated in every city, if you ride your bicycle, you should wear one every time. Aside from concussions that can cause the brain to swell and/or fluid to collect leading to brain damage, the descriptions of what happens when a brain is impacted are quite gruesome. An extremely violent rotation of the head, where the brain remains stationary, can tear up blood vessels and nerves fueling this precious organ. That is one possible consequence of a bicycle accident. Click to learn more about bicycle helmet use.